8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 20, 2010 1:51 PM by Edward Staines1
Edward Staines1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
I have an iPhone 4 from here in the UK, and I am moving to a country that does not yet have the iPhone 4. I won't continue with the service provider contract as costs would be astronomic, so whilst I wait for the iPhone 4 to be available in that country, will I be able to use the iPhone via Wi-Fi to access the internet or use the iPod without a sim card?

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  • harv55 Level 3 Level 3 (600 points)
    You should be able to use it without a SIM. It will effectively be an iPod Touch, but you should be okay with wifi.

    You could test it now by pulling your SIM out.

    Message was edited by: harv55
  • dreambill Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    it's not relevant if the iphone 4 isnt out in the country where you go, if in the country where you go there is a GSM or UMTS provider, the iphone will work.
  • Edward Staines1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    You might be confused with my requirement: I want to use a SIM from that country, not the one from the country I am leaving. If that country doesn't have the iPhone, it doesn't have the micro SIM and with no micro SIM's available, how would a network provider give e a contract?
  • harv55 Level 3 Level 3 (600 points)
    My apologies, I misread your post. I thought you were asking if you could use it without a sim.
  • Edward Staines1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Not at all, my fault entirely, my original question was indeed to use without a SIM. However 'dreambill's post moved on to using the iPhone in another country, hence why I mentioned using a SIM - if it's possible to get one.

    I popped out the SIM, and can still access WI-FI.

    Thanks for your post.
  • Kwopau Level 4 Level 4 (1,725 points)
    Edward Staines1 wrote:
    I have an iPhone 4 from here in the UK, and I am moving to a country that does not yet have the iPhone 4. I won't continue with the service provider contract as costs would be astronomic, so whilst I wait for the iPhone 4 to be available in that country, will I be able to use the iPhone via Wi-Fi to access the internet or use the iPod without a sim card?


    Yes you should be fine using your iphone 4 in a different country as an ipod touch. You can still keep the sim card in, and just put it in airplane mode, you can still use wi-fi if you have the access to wi-fi to which ever country you are visiting. But if you have the sim card in and in airplane mode, no data or voice can be transmitted and would just have to pay your monthly fee. If it's a fixed price you just pay the fixed price.

    but of course if you don't want to get charged, surely you can cancel your service but not sure about the ETF in UK.
  • dreambill Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    i completly understood your question, but im bad at speaking english.... what i mean to say its, if in the country where you go, there is GSM, UMTS provider, you should be able to buy a sim card there.
  • Edward Staines1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    A micro SIM?